Live Theatre

Live Theatre is one of the UK’s leading producers and presenters of new plays and champions the art of writing for the stage. The support of the Gillian Dickinson Trust has been an instrumental ingredient in Live Theatre’s success over a number of years.

Where it all began

The Gillian Dickinson Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. Our aims are to promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.

The Trustees are committed to achieving the goals, and to live up to, the aspirations left to us by Gillian. This website is therefore an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we have made and to invite eligible organisations to apply for funding support... read more

Notifications of approval of Grants

We will try to notify all applicants of the success or otherwise of their applications within three weeks of a trustees’ meeting. Please be patient with us if sometimes we not meet these timelines.

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Our next trustee meeting is:
Friday 15 October 2021

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 1 October 2021

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